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If you were to have conducted an initial interview with a client, couple, or family. Can you reflect on the interview process?

Identify three responses or behaviors on your part that seemed very in tune with the client or family you observed. Give your rationale for these three choices.

Identify two responses or behaviors that in retrospect seem out of sync with your client. What would you do differently in the future?

Your post and responses are expected to be substantive in nature and as well as other theoretical, empirical, or professional literature to support your views and writings. Reference your sources using standard APA guidelines.

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In my interview with a client one behavior on my part that seemed very in tune with the client that I observed, was keeping direct eye contact with the client as they responded to my interview questions. I chose this behavior due to the fact that it would let the client know that I was giving him my full attention and concerned about his well-being, and the client reciprocated by maintaining eye contact and an interest in the interviewing process.

Another behavior on my part that seemed in tune with the client was slowly repeating questions that the client seemed to have a problem understanding. I chose this behavior due to the fact that ...